Thursday, 14 March 2013

Barely Breathing

"Barely Breathing" is the first single from the debut album of American singer songwriter Duncan Sheik. Originally intended as a "throwaway" track written to complete the album, the song catapulted Sheik to fame as his breakout hit, entering the top 20 of the U.S. Billboard charts, peaking at #16, and holding steady for a record breaking 55 weeks. "Barely Breathing" also hit #19 on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart. At the time, it was the fourth longest running single in the Hot 100. It ranked #88 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s, and #8 on their 40 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 90s list. Additionally, "Barely Breathing" earned Sheik a BMI Award for Most Played Song of the Year in 1997 and a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1998. The song was most recently covered in the 4th episode of the 4th season of the American musical comedy drama television series, Glee.